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在探索感官的歷程中,我們既是旅人,也是詩人。──Diane Ackerman,A Natural History of the Senses《感官之旅》

黛安艾克曼深刻的洞察力,使得她的作品讀來是一種脫俗的快樂。──Publishers Weekly

文字生動,見解獨到,奠定了她是這世代偉大的作家之一。──Jared Diamond, 普立茲獎得主, Guns, Germs, and Steel《槍砲,病菌與鋼鐵》作者

《感官之旅》作者Diane Ackerman黛安艾克曼是集二十幾本高度讚譽的詩歌作品和非小說作品於一身的暢銷書作家,與描述她失語丈夫的One Hundred Names for Love《愛的百種名字》,較為台灣讀者熟悉。也是布洛斯自然獎(John Burroughs Nature Award)和美國學院詩人勒文獎(Academy of American Poet's Lavan Award)得主。

最新作品,The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us,艾克曼以她如詩一般動人的文字,與豐富的學理常識,帶領讀者走上一個撲朔迷離卻又令人驚奇的新的現實世代,面對前所未有的事實,人類儼然成為對整個地球唯一的主導力量,征服75%的土地表面,並將創造工業和醫療奇蹟的魔法,串起整個地表其他黑暗之處的燈光。儘管有這麼多鼓舞人心的創造,但是,艾克曼語重心長表示:我們需要改變的是看待這個世界的方式與態度,要更專注地使用科學來與自然和諧相處,而不是一再創造去克服它的工具。也許節約,才是人類未來的重要方針。

從《感官之旅》啟蒙讀者用簡單方式開發五感,享受生活,到The Human Age啟蒙讀者對新科技的認識,改觀對新科技的態度,黛安艾克曼不變的是對生活細微的體察與關心,是作品中最動人之處。

Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity: we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a "frozen ark," equip orangutans with iPads, and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. With her distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson, Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating perhaps saving our future and that of our fellow creatures. A beguiling, optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives, The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come."







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誠品26碼 /2681004684007
ISBN 13 /9780393351644
ISBN 10 /0393351645
EAN /9780393351644

頁數352
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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